tv [untitled] December 25, 2012 3:00am-3:30am EST
opposition fury smolders an egypt what the controversial draft constitution is said to have been avoided through despite claims it's against the revolution and let's minorities down. a u.k. man stripped of his citizenship or refusing to become an informant and reported missing by his family months ago and expectedly appears in a u.s. court charged with terrorism. and f.b.i. documents reveal the occupy wall street movement was branded a potential criminal and terrorist threats by the organization.
international news live from moscow this is r.t. with me. hello and welcome to the program more protests are expected in egypt as the country awaits results of the referendum on a new constitution there now later on tuesday officials have been checking allegations of vote rigging brought forward by the opposition that islam is drafted charter's said to have won the support of more than sixty percent of voters but turnout was low estimated at less than a third of the electorate the opposition says the government does not represent and document does not represent all egyptians and has vowed to keep trying to bring down the constitution peace.
minardi on the other hand that tiny bit of a kind of job guarantee he. sort of. unusual or not normal lifestyle is not going to be something that should realize. it's a right for the minority don't worry so much. in need of a right to do worry and then i spoke to a reference about the muslim brotherhood freedom and justice party and expressed confidence that time is on the islamist side what's your response. to critics
who say the sharia centric constitution betrays their they were punishing your relationships and sidelines the rights of minorities in your country no this is not right at all you can revise the constitution. this is not really present and they have no proof of it and the same time the president declares that if any minority or majority needs to to modify things in this constitution this can be done for the parliament i think it suggests only around hustle all egyptians in your country support the islamists and how do you intend to gain greater backing. we are going to gain. this buy buy buy time you see a lot of people are already entered by what is in the media and our media is against the islamic. parties but by the time people would see
how we deal with the problems and i think this willing to use our popularity in the coming. in the coming elections. with christmas bells ringing out and even then melodic chimes can't muffled the boom austerity as biting cuts have even a reach their inner sanctum of the catholic church the vatican benedict has held a slightly spartan annual mass at st paul's basilica in rome and you to strict budget controls the transitional traditional nativity scene outside the cathedral this year cause the vatican a modest twenty two thousand euros some ten times less than in twenty eleven with the rest covered by a donation as artist peter all of a found out all across europe leaders are wishing that christmas money worries would dissipate yes it's a time of goodwill and cheer and giving and for one particularly jolly gent it is
busiest time of the year but santa has taken a little bit of time out from delivering presents to the boys and girls to join me here in central. well you have not come on the sled that i see no no it's just a segue it's more comfortable you know keeping within the twenty first century there and you've got some letters from the boys and girls that you're going to share with us something here ok all right now this one has come from a little boy in greece he says exactly what he wants for christmas and for twenty thirty. dear santa for christmas i would really like a fiscal policy which would see my country's debt be reducing one hundred twenty four percent of our annual output by twenty twenty i know that this is a big task but it will stop the international monetary fund getting even more annoyed with us although we didn't make the whole thirty billion euros worth of savings we promised just recently we did try very hard. dimitri said marise.
well who else has been writing to you oh well this one has come from somebody not too far away from where we are right now this is come from a little girl and burn him with her christmas wishes for twenty thirty. dear santa thank you for the positive economic growth i asked for last year it has been very helpful this year it would be great if we could have more of the same just is there a way we can give less of our money away to the eurozone countries all the best angle m. p s i also want to win the general election next year thank you of course you get letters from little boys and girls from all over the world these drones just from here in europe produce this from us once come from from paris from a little boy who says this well all of his famous friends keep running off and leaving him. hello santa it would be great if this new more of our super rich
followed gera deputy you and left france we really need their seventy five percent income taxes if we are to stay with the likes of ourselves in the same trouble as demetrius thank you francois hollande oh right well this one comes from a little boy who has been on the naughty list in the past but he insists he's going to be good in the future. sounds here's the thing i want to be prime minister again i know there were some problems last time however now i'm ready to step back in and leave this lead to success quite possibly out of the euro sincerely silvio berlusconi well we'll have to wait to see if their christmas wishes come true but santa did you get my letter yes was i on the nice list you're on minority list. peter all of a. many
people in europe are sharing the same christmas wish this year and then to the blocks suffocating austerity drive and later this hour we'll take a closer look at the massive protests that have been raging across europe in our special and. plus. it's a cold night so. the holiday season in the u.k. may well turn elderly when so many brits just too tempting to over indulge in the festive spirit. of these here she reported on the case of a british somali man who how he's u.k. citizenship revoked while visiting somalia following that i'm out of the house she went missing and she's going there to check on reports only to appear a month later in a new york courtroom charged with terrorism the how she stands accused of providing
material support to somali militant group al-shabaab how she was stripped of his british citizenship earlier this summer over accusations of his involvement with islamist extremists at the time he and his family tried to contest that decision they claim that m i five. to label him an islamic extremist if he refused to become an informant for british intelligence and spy on the muslim community shortly after his citizenship was revoked he went missing on the outskirts of somalia and one of our reporters broke with his parents several months ago when they had no idea where their son was so they were very worried about him apparently all this time he'd been in u.s. custody also on trial along with marty ha she faces similar charges or two of the men swedish. is men are not u.s. citizens and yet they ended up here this is not the only case in new u.s. courts against alleged terrorists for acts committed overseas in one of the things
that many find alarming is how the u.s. finds smuggling foreign nationals in complete secrecy perfectly a lawful often keeping the families of those captured in in the dark for months the u.s. has a set. of people have been through the u.s. prison in guantanamo many of them were subject to torture the chief prosecutor at guantanamo in the george w. bush told me most of them were not terrorists and due to the extraordinary rendition program all kinds of people would end up there from different countries for different reasons stripped of their rights many human rights organizations have been vocal about a lawful practices that guantanamo and yet it's still open by the way despite president obama's pledges to close the prison recent to released f.b.i. documents have revealed the treated peaceful occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat they have a reductive documents show that they jones who was carrying out close surveillance
against members of occupy wall street and even mentions an assassination plot against the activists however it's unclear who was behind it so the movement began in september twenty levon in new york city's financial district with protesters running against corporate greed and economic inequality independent journalist and the latest miller says the f.b.i. is making a mistake by siding with big business. they're using a very broad definition no violence to discuss to master terrorism because obviously an act of terrorism is you know doing something that's going to kill a lot of people blowing something up something that's far more. terrible and life threatening than just a couple of people assembled in civil protest so i think that they really just ran away with the possibility that it could get violent and use that to create to manufacture this threat of domestic terrorism because that's really what the f.b.i.
has done in a lot of these terrorism cases you saw with muslim and arab communities with the f.b.i. spying on them a lot of it was really. feeding this information to people who were alleged terrorists but had never done anything and it's that's happening with occupy right now surveillance was happening the whole time meaning that there were informants planted at the occupy camps both a new york and around the country and that the f.b.i. at the department of homeland security were basically in partnership with corporate america they're actually working with corporations and the stock exchange and the financial sector to protect them so it's pretty obvious who gets protected it is society rebranding issues is nothing new in politics. for people used to live in
the. economically disadvantaged occupy substandard housing in the inner city. children all see we look at how making up new terms helps the u.s. to leave school points at the ballot box. what do you see when you look at the scroll perhaps you wonder what bright future she'll have or maybe you feel sympathy for her because you see she's in a wheelchair but if you're t.s.a. agent then you see hard core terrorist skull finding a small amount of residue from explosives on the girl's hands she was detained for almost an hour and her tears for mercy did not move the inspectors to allow her mother to be with her as they took her away for further inspection some of the t.s.a. agents couldn't put two and two together and realize that people in wheelchairs get all sorts of random stuff on their hands because the wheels they push roll along
the ground when will these endless tales of bizarre instance of the t.s.a. stop when will they stop worrying about girls in wheelchairs when will they stop searching under a terminally ill woman's bandages and when will they actually catch a terrorist were the security feels a lot more like ridiculous tyranny to me but that's just my opinion. the so. well with. science technology innovation all the developments
around russia we've got this huge you're covered. news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. showing operations throughout the day. this is also the welcome bag with the christmas holiday season in full swing the festive mood has taken its toll on the british or many who just can't say enough is enough when it comes to drinking it means some tough times for the country's emergency services. one to the northeast of the country to meet some revelers.
well it's the season to be merry but for some of us perhaps a little t. merry but the christmas period once again upon us during so when is campaigns a warning people to be careful about how much they drink over the holiday period now in the last couple of years we've seen the figures increasing so the number of alcohol related injuries and we continue in the u.k. to pay too high a price for alcohol abuse now every year it's costing the n.h.s. millions of pounds in dealing with the people who are coming three the hospitals and in the build up to christmas it really puts a strain on services such as the police and such as are ambulances now that's a very sobering thought indeed we've come to the north of england to new castle to go out on the town and views of a sensitive nature might want to look away now because we've been joining some people getting into the festive spirit a little earlier this year to find out whether they're going to be drinking
responsibly plus a typical night. pretty sorry but it is actually very yeah and there's a thing with a underage drinking to fill the young people who drink responsibly. know. that hello no everyone just gets up the mall. not over it he thinks. it's a stress. and. drink responsibly yeah yeah well sometimes i'm not but i. am not tonight because of the good night out with a drink response report all the other kids you heard tell me your school where you can also. see apart from these guys you really don't profit out of reality when you want to get more responsible over the intro you know results soon people are over the age of twenty five not really both. of the people that we've been speaking
to here tonight. told us the weekend before christmas they have a day nicknamed blackeye friday a reference to the number of fights that break out here excessive drinking this is why a campaign is a calling on the government to really tighten up the policies to make sure that we keep seeing these increases in alcohol of. their part the government this year have really tried to target the sale of cheap alcohol but of course many other problems persist a lot of the young people we were speaking to here tonight saying that they're drinking before they come out since the tyler school preloading where you're getting drunk before you even go out so once again in the build up to christmas we're going to see stuff we're going to see the police services really overworked having to deal with these problems part of the reason campaign is a really calling on people to be very careful about how much they drink over the festive period surface r.t.
. as the coldest december in decades continues to bite in russian reporter and how the nation's coping would be icy embrace on our website. and also online for you the vatican tries to preserve the miracles of rene sol's arms by installing a high and vacuum cleaner in the sistine chapel both stories and much more at r.t. dot com for you. the political forum is often the place where new words and phrases are invented to soften the hard truth but there's also he's more important i asked can the new vocabulary really distract public attention away from shoes. the art of politics is made up of many things. handshakes smiles and a good arsenal of verbal camouflage americans have a lot of trouble dealing with reality americans have trouble facing the truth or as the late american comedian george carlin put it euphemistically language that
conceals reality poor people used to live in the slums now the economically disadvantaged occupy substandard housing in the inner cities. and their current. they don't have a negative cash flow position. and today america's love affair with semantics has given birth to a new phrase to describe the rich job creators. buyer under bill clinton three times as many jobs are created the propensity to add softer terms to the english lexicon has surged over the decades particularly when it comes to military related language there's a condition in combat most people know about it it's when
a fighting person's nervous system has been stressed to its absolute peak and maximum can't take anymore and puts the nervous system has either snapped or is about to snap. in the first world war that condition was called show show today this same condition is known as an eight syllable hyphenated freeze void of any emotion post-traumatic stress disorder the aftermath of war includes post-traumatic stress disorder those of you suffering from p.t.s.d. when it comes to wars where you have the most damaging euphemisms like when and so saying innocent civilians were killed in a drone strike you say there was collateral damage collateral damages to me is the worst expression no it's innocent men women children killed in the collateral damage so that a real estate transaction our soldiers shooting each other has become known as friendly fire kidnapping. fact is called extraordinary rendition and the torture america's war prisoners might endure is referred to as enhanced interrogation in
most cases these new words are used by people who try to define an argument or frame and aware that will support the position that they're advocating and during the last u.s. presidential election a certain demographic of voters became otherwise known as without low information voters bother went to twitter at two o'clock today to encourage low information voters think low from issue voters are stupid people but you say lower maisha voters because it sounds nice although in their defense it could be people who are just too busy you know with their lives or family in their work or they don't have time to focus on the election until the very last minute and then they vote based on the hairstyle of the candidate running for president as america's political elites continues creating new vocabulary to soften the hard truth a greater focus could instead be put into asking why so many issues need to be rephrased before being presented to the public george carlin created comedy about the strategy but it was george orwell who first coined
a term for it newspeak reporting from new york. r.t. . the pentagon has informed the u.s. congress of its plans to sell for high altitude spy drones to south korea the deal is estimated to be worth some one point two billion dollars and would also include training and logistical support congress have the right to blow the sale but reports suggest lawmakers will allow it to go through the u.s. has been widely criticized for causing humorous civilian casualties by its use of unmanned drones and its military operations. and a bit to curb street on its mexico city is offering cash toys and electronic gadgets in exchange for illegally obtained. pistols have been handed over by residents so far the amnesty was launched a month after a ten year old boy was killed by a stray bullet at movie theater. that's twenty twelve comes to an end
he takes a look at the events that have been dominating the headlines for the past twelve months and today we're bringing you this story of the a massive protests that have been shaking europe all year from the point of view of our news too. it came to the point where if you walked into the studio you knew there was going to be a story about europe and austerity and protests and riots whether it would be spain or greece or even the u.k. and these were real people in real situations in very scary situations and our correspondents were out there in the midst of it all. so we're waiting with all sex soap still it's over some type of square and i just see the cameraman behind the camera everybody else around me putting just months on as i did
a few for moscow during the single life before i can say anything you get that horrible taste in your mouth and of course it's the tear gas that's become so synonymous with these demonstrations in greece along with the firing of molotov cocktails and clashes with the place produces like to see the correspondents in the middle of a crowd which is great but then the crowd is shouting the correspondents try to speak out everyone's very loud you can't hear anything that makes for good television. it's an incredible event covering it is pretty exciting you've got political elements you use the elements and you on the court force you've got the tragic human stories of people who are driven to desperation pushed onto the streets to protest what they see is their livelihoods just chop away in order to pay back this massive. people to think it's about spain's crippling unemployment figures especially amongst the young about the cost of the states the services and then you really get a sense of just how angry how desperate. a way to get. that's
doing to the country and so yes it's not bad in the middle of one of these big protest movements when the classes break out. coming out because again through economic spend there's the regular financial check up with of the one that. wealthy british style. markets why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy
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i live. good afternoon welcome to capital account i'm lauren lyster here in washington d.c. these are headlines for tuesday december eighteenth two thousand and twelve japanese pension funds are starting to invest in gold for the first time according to the wall street journal they're looking to mitigate the damage of market shocks and reduce the risks associated with currencies the paper says until recently
they've invested in mostly domestic stocks and bonds will have more on metals with the gold antitrust action committees bill murphy and chris powell here in studio plus the f.c.c. has approved a j.p. morgan copper exchange traded fund reportedly the first one it's backed by physical copper and received the go ahead despite opposition from companies that actually use copper and some lawmakers who opposed it too now the concerns are that it could allow speculators says the market increase prices volatility and undermine price transparency for and dusty all metal will discuss the impact and the newtown school shooting has unleashed tears tragedy and of course through talk of gun control and gun laws from the weapon use the bushmaster rifle to big business we'll talk about the reaction from wal-mart to wall street let's get to today's capital account.